18 Jan
2020

Gilas routs Taiwan 5

first_imgPhoto from FIBA.BasketballTAIPEI – Laboring under another bum start against an enemy that broke out of the gates hard, Gilas Pilipinas on Friday night got going in the second quarter and showed why it is one of the best teams in the region these days.June Mar Fajardo didn’t show traces of what kind of a shy guy he is on the floor, throwing his weight around when the chips were down for the Filipinos, whom he helped to a 93-71 ripping of Chinese Taipei that put the hosts in danger of missing the second round of the Fiba World Qualifying tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jayson Castro scored 15 points, Terrence Romeo also came off the bench to shoot 14 and Andray Blatche redeemed himself from a bad outing the last time against Taipei with 13 that went with 12 rebounds and five assists.Quincy Davis III scored 17 points, Cheng Ju-Lu had 13 and Ying Chun Chen 11 for Taiwan, which got the superb backing from this basketball crazy country that didn’t let up in cheering each of their baskets even during garbage time.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 93 – Fajardo 22, Castro 15, Romeo 14, Blatche 13, Norwood 8, Pogoy 8, Wright 6, Rosario 5, Jalalon 2, Abueva 0, Maliksi 0, Aguilar 0.CHINESE TAIPEI – Davis 17, Cheng 13, Ying 11, Kuan 9, Yi 9, Tsin 7, Wen 3, Cheng 0, Yu 0, Creighton 0.Quarters: 16-19, 44-37, 68-60, 93-71.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defending champ San Beda trips Benilde, forges Final duel vs Ateneo Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A huge crowd showed up at Taipei Heping Gym here and rattled the Filipinos early, as Gilas leaned on sheer firepower, cohesiveness and size to overwhelm the Taiwanese in the final three periods, winning with plenty to spare and taking a winning feeling going into an interesting return match with Australia on Monday.Coach Chot Reyes was all praises for his Fighting 12 for this game, which he described as “no quit in this team.” He now focuses his sights on the Aussies, who just lost in upset fashion to Japan, 79-78 in Chiba also Friday, which will make the Taipei-Japan match on Monday a KO match for the third and last Group B slot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTeam Philippines improved to 4-1 and is already assured of a berth in the second round, and that loss by the Aussies will make the Monday match at cavernous Philippine Arena one for top-ranking in Group B.“We came to this game not even thinking of Monday,” Reyes said. “Our focus was all on Chinese Taipei and that’s no exaggeration. Now that we are done, I think it (win) will help give us good momentum.” But Reyes is wary of what just happened in Japan.“They dropped a game against Japan, and for sure, they (Aussies) will come out like wounded tigers on Monday,” said Reyes, whose charges lost, 84-68, the first time they clashed early this year.Fajardo came off the bench and fired up the Filipinos a lot, showing emotion early on when he completed a three-point play as Gilas was able to keep the Taiwanese within arm’s length.“He has every right to demand to start (the game),” Reyes said of the reigning four-time PBA MVP. “But for him it doesn’t matter. That’s the culture of this team.”Fajardo scored 22 points in just under 21 minutes and after that, showed his very taciturn side when he greeted Filipino reporters in the press room with: “nahihiya talaga ako dito.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View commentslast_img read more

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11 Jan
2020

Police honor citizens willing to help

first_imgJanice said the guy even stopped, pulled a knife out of his jacket and waved it threateningly at them as they sat in their car watching him. Yeah, it was scary, but they’d do it again, Bianca said Thursday as she and her mom were honored by the command staff of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division and City Councilman Dennis Zine. “I told Bianca, `It’s all right, baby. If he takes another step toward us with that knife, I’ll run him over’ – and I would have,” Janice said. The guy must have seen the look in her eyes because he put his knife away and tried to escape. Police arrested him a block away. All because Bianca and her mom didn’t look the other way. Bianca Rodriguez and her mom, Janice, didn’t have to get involved. They could have looked the other way and kept on walking when they saw a man slash through the roof of a convertible Mustang to steal a cell phone and some other items on the front seat. It wasn’t their car. Why take any chances? But they didn’t look the other way. Janice got on her cell to call 911, and while she and Bianca waited for police to respond, they followed the man as, trying to break in, he smashed a window of another car. “Most people who see something like this close their eyes and walk away, never thinking that they could be the next victim of this guy,” Zine said. “They got involved. They didn’t back away. And for that, we thank them.” Last year in the San Fernando Valley, there were 12,000 reported motor-vehicle break-ins. In the past month alone, there were 237 more, says West Valley Division Capt. John Sherman. “It’s the most prolific crime problem we have in the Valley, and it’s on the rise,” he said. Too many people leave valuables in plain sight in their cars and forget to lock their doors or set their alarms, he added. “We need more citizens to help us catch these car burglars. We don’t want anyone putting themselves in danger and trying to make an arrest, but we do want them to call with license plate numbers and descriptions.” Bianca and her mom did a lot more than that on Dec. 16 on Sherman Way in Reseda when they decided not to close their eyes and walk away. So did Carlos Cardova and Gayle Rymer, who were also honored Thursday. Gayle manages a condo complex in Encino, and Carlos is one of her maintenance men. A few weeks ago, Carlos was taking trash out to the bin when he saw a man walking from car to car in the parking area looking in windows. When Carlos asked him what he was doing, the guy ran to a nearby car, where two other men were waiting. Gayle called 911 and joined Carlos following them in his car. Gayle remained on her cell, giving police the location of the men, and they were arrested a few blocks away. Surveillance tape in the parking area viewed later showed the three men tampering with cars for about 20 minutes. “There’s no doubt that if we don’t become proactive, next time we could be the victim,” Gayle said. “It’ll be our car being broken into. “I’m proud of what Carlos and I did. There are three less guys breaking into cars today.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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